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Title: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 18, 1834 [Containing Discussion of Modifying Instruction Methods and Standards of Scholarship]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees
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2007
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Title of collection: Records of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina (#40001), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 18, 1834 [Containing Discussion of Modifying Instruction Methods and Standards of Scholarship]
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees
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Board of Trustees Minutes, July 18, 1834 [Containing Discussion of Modifying Instruction Methods and Standards of Scholarship]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees



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Executive Office
18th July 1834 —
At a meeting of the Trustees of the University at the Executive Office in the City of Raleigh, called by the President of the Board on the 18th day of July A:D 1834 -

present

Dr McPheeters submitted the following

Report.

The Committee appointed at the last annual meeting of the Board to consider in conjunction with the Professors of the College the propriety of increasing the amount of study & scholarship at present required of Candidates for admission into the Institution.
And also to inquire whether certain modifications might not be adopted in regard to the duties of the Faculty with a view to the better government of the College & a more equal distribution of labor among the Professors & Tutors in the instruction of the classes & for other purposes — report that they have duly attended to the several subjects

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referred to their consideration and aided by written communications received from the President & Professors beg leave to recommend to the Board the adoption of the following

Resolutions.

1. Resolved that the quantity of preparatory of study for admission into the University be increased & that from & after the next Annual Commencement in June 1835, in addition to the present list, Candidates for admission be required to pass an approved examination on the following Books. In Mathematics, the whole of Arithmetic (Barnard's or Adams') & Young's Algebra to simple equations
In the Classics, Jacobs' Greek reader, the whole of the prose or graca minora & the latter part of Jacob's Greek Reader the whole of Virgil, and Cicero's select Orations except the Philippics.
2. Resolved that the several members of the Faculty give instruction & hear recitations on the various branches of study & education taught in the University as follows.
President Caldwell to hear, each week (if his health permit, & if not Professor Anderson to hear for him) three
Recitations                         3.
Profr Anderson .    .    .    .    .    .   .    6
Prof. Mitchell .    .    .    .    .    .   .    8
Profr Hooper .    .    .    .    .    .   .    8

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Prof. Phillips .    .    .    .    .    .     8
Three Tutors, each 9.                        27
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3. Resolved that for the next Session there be three Tutors whose salaries & duties shall be as heretofore prescribed and that President Caldwell or in his absence Profr Mitchell be authorized & requested to make said appointments without delay.
4. Resolved that from & after the 1st day of January 1835 there be three Tutors, one of whom shall reside in each of the College buildings, and they be entitled to receive each a salary of $600. That one of these be styled the Tutor of Ancient & Modern Languages — a second Tutor of Ancient Languages, and the third, Tutor of Mathematics. And the Committee of Appointments are requested, after public notice, to fill these offices.
5. Resolved that the President & Professors of the University be requested to present to the next Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees in Decr next such alterations in the plan of education & such improvements in the general method of conducting & governing public institutions of learning as their own experience & their acquaintance with the practice & arrangements of other colleges may suggest.
6. Resolved that in the present

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precarious state of the funds of the Institution it is not expedient to take steps for the erection of a Building for the two Literary Societies & for Professor's Offices.

The foregoing report was read & concurred in & the Resolution adopted.
On motion of Mr Iredell
Resolved
That the said Committee be further directed to report to the next Annual Meeting of the Board the length of time that each Professor is engaged in hearing the recitation of each class and that the Secretary correspond with some of the Principal Colleges for the purpose of ascertaining the duties of their officers & the time devoted to recitations & lecturing.

Board Adjourned
Sin die

Chas. Manly
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